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    10 Unique Photos of the Volcanic Eruption

    From The Lord of the Rings references to a dog and lots of lava – the volcano in Geldingadalur valley on the Reykjanes peninsula of Iceland has it all. Since the start of the eruption 10 days ago, social media has been flooded with incredible shots of this newly formed volcano. While Iceland is quite […] More

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    Impressive Instagram Photos and Videos of the Fagradalsfjall Eruption

    Even though the volcanic eruption that occurred last Friday evening (19th of March) near Fagradalsfjall and Geldingadalur is just 40 kilometers (25 miles) away from Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik, there is so far no need to worry about risk to human life or property. By Icelandic standards this eruption is quite small and is situated in […] More

  • Woman Rescues And Adopts A Blind Puffin Found By The Side Of The Road

    While millions of puffins come to Iceland every year to breed, they are rarely seen around Reykjavík city center, that's except for Mundi the puffin. Last spring, Mundi was found looking very sickly by the side of a road in Reykjavík. The woman who found him knew she had to help the little cutie and [...]
  • March 1st Is Beer Day In Iceland

    For Icelandic beer drinkers, March 1st is a pretty big deal. The day is unofficially known as Beer Day (Bjórdagur) and marks the end of prohibition in Iceland...well, when it comes to beer that is! While prohibition in the U.S. lasted from 1920 to 1933, the Icelandic public had a national referendum in 1908 for [...]
  • Beautiful Photograph Captures Dynjandi Waterfall Completely Frozen And Covered In Snow

    Deep in the remote Arnarfjörður fjord of Iceland's Westfjords region you'll find the breathtakingly beautiful Dynjandi waterfall. It's the regions's largest waterfall at 100 meters (330 ft) in height and 30 meters (100 ft) in width. While normally the sound of this roaring waterfall can be heard from far away, that wasn't the case in the [...]
  • Two Icelandic Kids Take The Idea Of A Lemonade Stand To The Next Level

    Photo source: Facebook / Ragnheiður Valgarðsdóttir These two young entrepreneurs were spotted yesterday evening selling hot chocolate and freshly made 'kleinur' by the Grótta lighthouse, which is a popular tourists location in Reykjavík. When asked, the adorable pair of business savvy friends said they had built their food stand all by themselves by constructing it [...]
  • 17 Adorable Photos Shared By The Reykjavik Metropolitan Police In 2017

    Having one of the lowest crime rates in the world, the streets of Reykjavík aren't exactly known for being super mean. With a lack of bad guys to chase, the Reykjavík Metropolitan Police set up an Instagram account in the summer of 2012 to show some of the every day things their police officers get up [...]
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    Icelanders Celebrate The End Of Christmas With Bonfires For The Elves

    Today (6th of January) marks the Epiphany, which for many Christians around the world commemorates the visit of the Three Wise Men to the infant Jesus Christ and His baptism. For Icelanders however, the Epiphany officially marks the end of Christmas and is celebrated in a somewhat pagan fashion. This uniquely Icelandic celebration is known [...]
  • The Hidden Waterfalls Of The Remote Strandir Region In The Westfjords

    The region of Strandir (which translates to ‘The Coasts’) is one of the more remote areas of Iceland, and was for centuries known as a refuge for sorcerers and criminals. Strandir lies on the Westfjords’ eastern edge and is renowned for its rugged beauty, consisting of beaches strewn with driftwood, seals lazing about on rocks, […] More

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    Icelandic Christmas Traditions

    The Icelandic Christmas period is an intriguing mixture of religious practice and traditional folklore. As many countries do, Iceland celebrates Christmas (Jól in Icelandic) mostly with good food and presents to loved ones, but unlike most countries that only have a single Father Christmas/Santa Claus character, Icelandic children are fortunate enough to be visited by [...]
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    Meet Iceland’s 13 Santa Clauses – The Yule Lads

    Like our food, language and landscapes, Icelandic Christmas folklore is a bit extreme. Instead of getting a visit from Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, Iceland has the 13 Yule Lads (Jólasveinar) who in mid-December start descending one by one from their mountain home to wreak mischief in the nights leading up to Christmas (Jól). The [...]
  • Police Called After Tourists Venture Onto Frozen Glacial Lagoon

    Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in south Iceland is a big favorite among travelers. The stunning lagoon is full of icebergs which contentiously break off the nearby Breiðamerkurjökull glacier. The area is a magical place to visit any day of the year, but on an extra cold winter’s day, the lagoon sometimes freezes over and drift ice piles […] More

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